So. Today in Slate, I take a look at what’s happening in Wisconsin. There is something in this article for everyone (to get pissed off at me about). For Republicans, a bunch of swipes at the GOP (it’s election season now, so the Schuman Claws are out when it comes to Republicans, now that they are a real threat again). For people who hate tenure, an explanation of why they are dumb to hate a fiction. For people who are tenured and like tenure, a suggestion that they may have to sacrifice themselves to save the whole. I predict exactly nobody is happy with this article!
Which is great, since I wrote and edited it under extreme duress. For the last week and a half we have been packing up our condo to move. (We are taking my husband’s paternity leave elsewhere and then returning to St. Louis and moving locally to parts unknown.) We sold our condo, but two days before the closing date, we learned the buyer’s loan had been rejected. We managed to move the closing another few months, but shit man, it was stressful. Moving is already stressful, multiplied by uncertainty, to the exponential power of baby.
But, we did it. We’re off. We will be on the road, with a baby, for three. Fucking. Days. If you are the praying type and aren’t too offended by either my article or that I just said “fuck,” please pray for us! If it works I promise to convert to your chosen religion.